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These moving images consist of raw footage and finished productions from the Yaletown Productions fonds (AM1553). Their digitization was made possible with support from the City of Vancouver's 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada. The moving images shown here span the period 1969 to 2003. Most are professional documentary productions. There are also home movies, commercials, student films, experimental films and one independent feature film. The...
Topics: vancouver, documentary, michael collier
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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ca. 1980. Item is a promotional film for the city of Vancouver. It features several ariel views of the city and highlights the many acitivies available to enjoy in or near the city. Film also shows the Expo 86 site under construction. Directed and edited by Mike Collier; photography Dave Geddes, Ron Orieux, Tom Rodvik, Tim Sale, John Seale, and Bob Asgeirsson; narrator Art Hives; music Ralph Dyck; technical services Alpha Cine Service and Post Haste Video. Sponsored by the Greater Vancovuer...
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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eye 522

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1986. Film consists of raw footage shot at Expo 86 and includes footage of RCMP officers interacting with the crowds, views of the Expo grounds from the monorail, crowds, the Roundhouse, the carousel, jugglers and mimes, demonstrations of prototype human-powered flying machines, views of the Expo grounds from the gondolas, the Expo 86 Air Plaza, the Plaza of Nations, people interacting with statues and stationary vehicles, Highway 86 a gray bridge structure with various modes of ground...
Topics: Expo 86, Tourist trade, Transportation, Police, Crowds, Entertainers, Souvenirs, Galleries and...
Yaletown
by Michael Collier
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eye 1,159

favorite 19

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1972. "Water Colours" is an experimental art film by Michael Collier. Collier used music, colour manipulations, optical printing effects, and other techniques to create an overall psychedelic effect. It was chosen to be the opening short for Pink Floyd's "The Wall" which played in theatres across Canada. "Water Colours" was purchased by the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and was included in a series of films that played in galleries and cities around the...
Yaletown
by Yaletown Entertainment Corp.
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1991. Film was a theatrical short produced for the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Squadron, The Snowbirds. Yaletown Productions obtained distribution for the film across Canada; it played in theatres as a short before the Demi Moore feature film "Mortal Thoughts" (1991). Produced by Yaletown Productions for the Department of National Defense, Canada. Music by Steven Vitali. Reference code: AM1553-7-S2-: MI-293
Topics: Air pilots, Airplanes, Airports, Military, Military training, Crowds, Celebrations
Yaletown
by Tommy Tompkins Wildlife Films
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eye 1,988

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[1976]. Film was a wildlife/educational piece presented by B.C. Hydro and narrated by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Michael Collier. Film features footage of swelling rivers, many different flora as well as wild animals, and their young, in their natural habitats. Wildlife featured include: moose, deer, beaver, squirrels, muskrats, geese, groundhogs, loons, osprey, fish, black bears, owls, racoons, gyrfalcons, eagles, mountain goats, foxes, lynx, cougar kittens, marmots, and grizzly...
Topics: Lakes, Forests, Rivers, Lakes and ponds, Mountains--British Columbia, Animals
Yaletown
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eye 260

favorite 3

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1972. Item is a home movie. Includes some outtakes and footage from Collier's independent student films: 'Wire' and 'Water Colours.' Also shows people hiking in the woods, crowds at the Strawberry Mountain Rock Festival, men making silly faces, a woman at the beach, a cat looking at a light bulb, a child swinging garbage cans hung from chains, people sitting in a river drinking and toking, marijuana plants. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-579
Topics: Camping, Crowds, Men, Women, Hiking, Tents, Bands, Music, Musicians, Musical instruments, Coasts,...
Yaletown
by Michael Collier
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eye 357

favorite 9

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1973. Item is a home movie filmed while on holiday in Mexico. Contains footage of sunsets at the beach, other beach scenes, includes some footage of San Francisco including Fisherman's Warf, the Golden Gate bridge, sunsets, and Alcatraz. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-589
Topics: Coasts, Beaches, Birds, Cityscapes, Bridges
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by George K. McWilliam
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eye 399

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Item is a reel of amateur films documenting the royal visits to British Columbia in 1939 and 1951. The first part of the film reel contains approximately five minutes of footage of the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Vancouver in May 1939. It includes views of and from Queen Elizabeth Park, and a band procession leading the royal motorcade from the park. Also included are views of crowds lined up along Georgia Street near Howe and in Stanley Park watching the band procession and...
Topics: Royal visits, Parks, Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.), Lions Gate Bridge, Boats and ships, Bands,...
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by Hamber, Eric Werge
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Item is an amateur film documenting Eric Hamber and five male companions bathing nude in a lake, game shooting with hunting rifle and spending time outside a log cabin. 1926. Item # MI-134
Topics: Automobiles, Lakes and ponds, Dogs, Men, Log cabins
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1986. Film features raw footage shot at Expo 86 and featuring: a view from the back of the rollercoaster in action and from the giant spaceship swinging ride. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-: MI-247
Topics: Amusement parks, Expo 86
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1986. This item consists of raw footage featuring B.C./Expo 86 aerials; shot in 35mm and transferred to one inch tape. Original negative no longer exists and only video footage survives. Some of this material was used in Yaletown Production's video postcard series. Reference code: AM1553-8-S13-: MI-346
Yaletown
by New Horizon Films Ltd.
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1977. Film is a promotional and informational short produced by New Horizon Films (with support from the NFB) for for the Department of National Defense. The film follows a set of new recruits through officer training at the facility in Chilliwack B.C. Directed and photographed by Robert S. Rodvik; sound recording and editing by Michael J. Collier; technical advisors: Captain Stu Harper and Captain Grant Russell; music composed by Captain John Montminy; Narrated by Chad Miller; music performed...
Topics: Military, Military training
Yaletown
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1971. Item is a home movie of a holiday to San Francisco. Includes scenes of the ocean, flowers, scenic views, a woman on some outdoor stairs, beach scenes, highway footage taken from a moving vehicle, also some footage of a small settlement with buildings, children playing in the river and some cows [in Mexico?], the film ends with a beach sunset. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-588
Topics: Coasts, Boats and boating, Views, Flowers, Beaches, Highways, Cattle, Children, Rivers, Domestic...
Yaletown
by Tommy Tompkins Wildlife Films
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eye 1,803

favorite 10

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1974. Film is an educational wildlife film narrated by Tommy Tompkins. In addition to wolves, the film features many wild animals in their natural habitats including beaver, weasels, grizzly bears, moose, deer, mountain sheep, ducks, geese, coyotes, elk, cougar and ptarmigan. Filmed by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Michael Collier. Reference code: AM1553-5-S4-: MI-274
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Topics: Mountains--British Columbia, Forests, Rivers, Snow, Lakes and ponds, Animals
Yaletown
by New Horizon Films Ltd.
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1982. Film is a promotional film for the city of Vancouver. The film won several awards at film festivals including: Chris Plaque - Best Travel Film, at Columbus International Film Festival; a Special Jury Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival; the Canuck Award - 2nd Place Best Canadian Travel Film, Canadian Travel Association; a Bronze Award at the Film and Television Festival of New York; and a Certificate of Merit - Recreation at the Chicago International Film Festival....
Topics: Airports, Skiing, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Construction industry, Shipping, Fishing, Views,...
Yaletown
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eye 651

favorite 17

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1975. Item is processed and manipulated footage for the never completed film "Neon Madman," also called "Electric City." Includes scenes of downtown Vancouver, Granville Street, vehicles, the BC Hydro building at Nelson and Burrard, neon signs, and shop windows. Reference code: AM1553-1-S3-: MI-583
Topics: Lighting, Traffic, Buildings, Signs and signboards
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
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Item is an amateur film documenting Mount Dolly Varden, men exploring the area, and footage shot from a railroad scooter. [1928?]. Item # MI-40
Topics: Mountains--British Columbia, Men, Mining
Yaletown
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1991. Film is a theatrical short produced for the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Squadron, "The Snowbirds." This version has french narration, french credits, and french subtitles. Yaletown Productions obtained distribution for the film across Canada; it played in theatres as a short before the Demi Moore feature film "Mortal Thoughts" (1991). Produced by Yaletown Productions for the Department of National Defense. Music by Steven Vitali. Reference...
Topics: Air pilots, Airplanes, Airports, Military, Military training, Crowds, Celebrations
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
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Item is an amateur film documenting a large picnic. Film documents children and families engaging in activities such as races. [1931?]. Item # MI-54
Topic: Picnics
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1984. This film, along with "An Exchange of Value," was produced by Yaletown Productions for the Vancouver Stock Exchange. The film depicts the stock market industry in Vancouver. Reference code: AM1553-8-S14-:MI-265
Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Stock-exchanges, Office workers, Cityscapes, Buildings
Yaletown
by Tommy Tompkins Wildlife Films
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[1976]. Film was a wildlife/educational piece presented by B.C. Hydro and narrated by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Michael Collier. Film features footage of swelling rivers, many different flora as well as wild animals, and their young, in their natural habitats. Wildlife featured include: moose, deer, beaver, squirrels, muskrats, geese, groundhogs, loons, osprey, fish, black bears, owls, racoons, gyrfalcons, eagles, mountain goats, foxes, lynx, a lynx kitten, cougar kittens, marmots,...
Topics: Wildlife, Animals, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Trees, Glaciers, Men, Mountains, Flowers
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by Whitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
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eye 728

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Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park including recreational activities and special events in the park. The film contains footage of traffic entering Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge viewed from the park, totem poles, as well as scenes of trees and flower gardens that show the park in bloom. The film documents people engaging in a variety of the parkâs recreational activities as well such as horse back riding, walking, playing cricket, purchasing ice-cream from the ice-cream...
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Topics: Parks, Playgrounds, Beaches, Children, Crowds, Families, Men, Women, Bridges, Children's...
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
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Item is an amateur film documenting members of the Spencer family riding on the ocean liner "Empress of France". Film documents men loading cargo, including automobiles. Film includes footage of Barbara and Diana Spencer. [1930?]. Item # MI-46
Topics: Boats and ships, Passengers, Automobiles
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
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Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer visiting an estate with a large group of children, possibly including Diana and Barbara Spencer. [1930?]. Item # MI-45
Topics: Children, Gardens--Household, Houses
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1986. Includes raw footage taken at Expo 86 showing crowds, the Canadian Pavilion, of a wall of television screens, the Hystar Airship flying in the Canadian Pavilion, RCMP musical ride, Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, with other dignitaries, watching the musical ride, close up shots of RCMP officers, and a clown dressed-up like a policeman. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-: MI-241
Topics: Royal visits, Entertainers, Police, Police on horses, Expo 86, Art--public, Tourist trade, Crowds
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1986. Includes raw footage taken at Expo 86; includes shots of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, with Brian Mulrony visiting Vancouver and the Expo site. Captures scenes of the Snow Birds performing for Expo crowds. An RCMP band and mounted RCMP. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-: MI-240
Topics: Royal visits, Airplanes, Crowds, Police on horses, Police, Expo 86, Prime ministers, Dancing,...
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by Vancouver (B.C.) Board of Parks and Recreation
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Item is a documentary film documenting various recreational activities and special events taking place in park playgrounds in Vancouver. The film contains footage of special events such as the 1967 Sandbox Project, the Annual Kids Fishing Derby, and the Soap-box Derby. The recreational activities documented include baseball, children's fishing, Ukrainian dancing, outdoor ballet dancing, boxing, bicycle riding, basketball, volleyball, outdoor gymnastics, children's games, and musical...
Topics: Boxing, Cycling, Ballet, Children's activities, Competitions, Dancing, Hiking, Playgrounds, Tug of...
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1986. Film consists of raw footage taken at Expo86 and includes scenes of the Minolta Space Drop ride, food carts, crowds, the gondolas and the view from the gondola ride, people walking on the seawall, RCMP officers, the RCMP musical ride (outdoor venue, crowds seated on grass), the floating McDonalds (and the McDonalds “Tidy Tug” picking up floating garbage), a beer garden, music, pavilion signs, Expo 86 grounds and the outside of several national and provincial pavilions. Silent film....
Topics: Police, Police on horses, Entertainers, Expo 86, Food vendors, Crowds, Musicians, Boats and ships,...
Yaletown
by Michael Collier
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[197-]. Item is a home movie. Footage includes shots of the Lion's Gate Bridge, a dog on a beach, ducks, a parking lot, a sailboat filmed from the shore, seagulls, a light fixture, and ocean waves. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-572
Topics: Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.), Dogs, Coasts, Animals
Yaletown
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1973. Item is processed footage for the never completed film which was tentatively titled "Neon Madman" or "Electric City." Film has been colour manipulated. Footage includes scenes of downtown Vancouver, neon signs, traffic, pedestrians, and store window displays. Some scenes of Granville Street looking South toward Eatons, footage also shows the 'Bowmac' neon sign and many others. Reference code: AM1553-1-S3-: MI-570
Topics: Traffic, Signs and signboards, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Buildings, Lighting
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1992. Film contains raw footage shot for use in the production of "Economic Development." Includes footage of workers constructing circuit boards (motherboards), close-ups of circuit boards, other technology industry related shots, a man working on mapping computer on a boat, and other machines processing and being inspected by workers. Reference code: AM1553-8-S5-: MI-262
Topics: Manufacturing industries, Machinery
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1984. Film consists of raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard "Vancouver - The World in a City." Including Vancouver street scenes, the downtown area around Burrard Street, and Georgia Street, the Trade and Convention Centre construction site in Coal Harbour, Coal Harbour, the B.C. Ferries seabus, the Gastown neighbourhood, tourists, the steam clock, First Nations artists carving a totem pole, the undeveloped Expo 86 site, and various views of the city of...
Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Buildings, People, Office workers, Construction industry, Traffic,...
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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favorite 1

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[1991]. Film is original raw footage for the film "Everest - climb for hope" on location on route to Everest. Camera: Collier/Gibson Sound: Noble/Morrow. Scenes of hiking on a glacier, mountain views, men in a tent talking on a radio, men having medical check-ups, the full moon rising, the campsite, a stone [monastery] complex, a rescue operation, and clouds blowing in the wind. Reference code: AM1553-8-S6-: MI-327
Topics: Snow, Hiking, Mountain climbing, Glaciers, Medical care, Trucks, Cityscapes, Monasteries, Views
Yaletown
by Yaletown Entertainment Corp.
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1992. Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks. Original camera source tape 30. Footage includes shots of men in camouflage gear on an airplane and jumping off the airplane. Camera is attached to the helmet of a fellow jumper. Includes shots of a canister of supplies also dropped with its own parachute, some shots of the Sky Hawks performing tricks while sky diving and with their parachutes. Reference code:...
Topics: Military, Parachutes, Equipment, Military uniforms, Airplanes, Men, Sky diving
Yaletown
by Yaletown Entertainment Corp.
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1992. Item contains hawk crest graphics and title graphics for "L'Envol Des Sky Hawks." Reference code: AM1553-7-S2-: MI-424
Yaletown
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Dec. 7, 1993. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Includes various takes of Donnelly Rhodes as the Storyteller, in a log cabin setting next to a fireplace, telling tales of Slumach and his gold mine. Includes some miscellaneous scenes: Rhodes handling a large gold nugget and close-ups of the fire. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-485
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by Shot by Isabell Louise Spencer.
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Item is an amateur film documenting a parade on W. Georgia Street heading west past McDermott Motors Ltd. at 1200 W. Georgia Street, toward Stanley Park. Film documents crowds around houses in the West End, men rowing in Coal Harbour, and the Denman Arena. 1 Jul. 1936. Item # MI-72
Topics: Parades, Regattas, Rowing, Sports facilities, Houses, West End (Vancouver, B.C.)
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by Vancouver (B.C.) Board of Parks and Recreation
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Item is a documentary film documenting the Handicapped Summer Playground Program of 1963. Film contains footage of the B.C. Society for Crippled Childrenâs bus which transports the children to the park as well as footage of the children participating in activities such as playing games and eating lunch. 1963. Item # MI-109
Topics: Children, Buses, Games, Handicapped persons, Dinners and dining, Parks, Playgrounds
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
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Item is an amateur film documenting sculptures at the UBC campus, including George Norris' "Mother and Child," Haida and Kwakiutl totem poles at the corner of University Blvd. and East Mall, and Charles Wheeler's "King George VI." There is also footage of the Vancouver Caledonian Games, which begins with a parade of drummers, pipers, and dancers; then footage of Scottish country dancing, kids under thirteen dancing the Sailors Hornpipe, and girls dancing the Highland Fling....
Topics: Parade, Entertainers, Scottish in Canada, Sculpture, Totem poles, Dancers, Dancing
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by Hamber, Eric Werge
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Item is an amateur film documenting a private singles and a private doubles tennis match between unidentified guests of the Hamber family at their residence at 3838 Cypress Street. One of the guests standing in the right corner of the screen is possibly Hon. J. W. Fordham. 1926. Item # MI-133
Topics: Governors general, Tennis
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by Isabell Louise Spencer
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Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer family gathered at Vancouver International Airport as Colonel Victor Spencer departs. Film documents Col. Victor Spencer boarding an airliner, as well as Gertrude and Elizabeth Ann Spencer, and Isabell Winch in front of the Administration Building. The film also shows Elizabeth Ann at Aberthau, and John Fife and Elizabeth Ann playing in the snow. [1934?]. Item # MI-66
Topics: Airports, Airplanes, Children
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by Hamber, Eric Werge
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Item is an amateur film documenting Mrs. E. W. Hamber at a beach accompanied by several female and male companions in bathing suits getting ready for a swim. The film also shows footage of sailboats on the ocean, a boy holding a dog and three unidentified women in riding costumes on horseback at a ranch (possibly Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, BC). 1933. Item # MI-144
Topics: Women, Men, Crowds, Horses, Horse farms, Stables, Ranches, Boys, Dogs, Bays, Beaches, Sailboats,...
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by Victor Vance Spencer
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Item is an amateur film documenting a baby in a garden, and men fishing from a boat and digging clams. [1950?]. Item # MI-86
Topics: Infants, Flowers, Fishing
Yaletown
by New Horizon Films Ltd.
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eye 384

favorite 4

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1974. Film is a short following the lumbering process from cutting the tree down to loading the ships with lumber. Reference code: AM1553-2-S3-: MI-269
Topics: Mountains--British Columbia, Logging, Lumbering
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1990. Item is a sponsored production produced by Yaletown Productions for the Department of National Defense, Canada. Produced in English and French. Reference code: AM1553-8-S10-: MI-365.1
Yaletown
by Michael Collier
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eye 919

favorite 22

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1972. "Water Colours" is an experimental art film by Michael Collier. Collier used music, colour manipulations, optical printing effects, and other techniques to create an overall psychedelic effect. Starting with two 100' rolls of 16mm film shot on his Bolex camera Collier spent many hours over two years in the lab printing and reprinting the footage on different film using 'wrong' chemicals; he also experimented with multiple passes in the printer mixing colour negative and positive...
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1990. Item is a Yaletown Productions demo tapes with segments from programs produced. Reference code: AM1553-8-S3-: MI-508
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
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Item is an amateur film documenting people on horseback, including a girl who may be Trudean Spencer. The setting may be the home of R.V. Winch at 1255 Comox St., Vancouver. The film also documents people arriving at a train station. [1930?]. Item # MI-44
Topic: Horsemanship
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1986. Film consists of raw footage of fireworks at night above the Expo 86 grounds and provides a view of the City of Vancouver lit up at night featuring the Expo 86 grounds and including the BC Pavilion (now the Telus World of Science). Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-: MI-249
Topics: Expo 86, Celebrations
Yaletown
by Yaletown Entertainment Corp.
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1992. Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks. Original camera source tape 34. Includes footage of the Sunchild O'Chises School sign, the Sky Hawk team entering the school with an RCMP Officer, a few spectators watch, in the school gym the Sky Hawks talk to school children and show them an anti-drugs video, after the vidoe the Sky Hawks demonstrate how the parachutes work and interact with the children in...
Topics: Signs and signboards, Police, Children, Schools, Military, Airplanes, Military uniforms, Alcohol...
Yaletown
by Michael Collier
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[1969]. Item is a short independent film filmed, directed and edited by Michael Collier. The three actors are: Dennis MacDonald, Gary Killeen and Dave Ponsart. Film depicts three men who find some insulated wire in the ocean [at wreck beach], drag it into a pile, hitchhike to downtown Vancouver, and then travel around downtown dragging the wire on the sidewalk behind them. Eventually the wire is left to one man who drags it on his own for a while until he leaves it in the car of a man from whom...
Topics: Men, Coasts, Beaches, Vehicles, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.)
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
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Item is an amateur film documenting a Vancouver Golden Jubilee Parade. Film documents floats including the Electrical Contractors, Tyees Grouse Mountain, the Japanese-Canadian Citizens' League, Seaport Crown Fish Co., Ltd., Grace Hospital, Hodgson Lumber Company, Fraser River Sockeye, the Vancouver Rowing Club, and a float reading "Good citizenship and British ideals built Vancouver". 26 Aug. 1936. Item # MI-74
Topics: Floats (Parades), Jubilee celebrations
Item is an educational film documenting the history of various modes of transportation (boat, horse and carriage, plane, streetcar, train) in Vancouver from 1887 to 1962. 1962. Item # MI-6
Topic: Transportation
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
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Item is an amateur film documenting people in formal spring dress, including Gertrude and Elizabeth Ann Spencer, followed by a rugby match at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park, Vancouver. The match features the All Blacks, the national team of New Zealand. A handwritten note in the film box reads "Brockton Oval Football (Stanley Park)". [1936]. Item # MI-65
Topics: Rugby, Athletic fields, Families, Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.)
Yaletown
by Michael Collier
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1970. Item is a home movie showing nuclear explosions at the Nevada test site. Filmed during the day and at night. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-578
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Topic: Explosions
Yaletown
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2000. Item is promotional material for the television series "Weird Wheels" (2000). This was produced by Yaletown Entertainment as a promotional material for Life Network. The series was produced and 39 episodes completed and aired across North America. Video starts and ends with Weird Wheels animation. The cars featured include a wrought iron bug, a mobile phone (a mash up between a Chevy truck and phone booth), a hurse covered in buttons, a car for god when he comes to earth, a...
Yaletown
by Urban Safari Films Inc.
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1995. Item is the theatrical trailer for "Urban Safari." Reference code: AM1553-6-S2-: MI-496
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by Photographed and Edited by Norm Pelkey
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Item is an amateur film documenting the Vancouver Skating Club's 1953 production of "Stars on Ice" featuring Sonja Henie. Other featured skaters include: Elaine Dawson, Diane Henderson, Jeanne and Thornton Opie, Jocelyn and Rothero Thacker, Audrey and Bill Corson, Jan Tors, Bill Lewis, Arlene McFarlane, Irene Turtle, Bill Corson, Marshall Beard, Loyette Shatilla, Gladys and Victor Hartley, Edy Rada, and Lorrie Perkins. Images also include a 150-pound cake presented by the VSC to Sonja...
Topics: Skating, ice, Celebrations
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services
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Item is an organizational record film documenting an apartment building fire (address 257 street unknown) that shows firefighters wearing oxygen tanks fighting the fire inside the building as well as on the roof using an aerial ladder. [between 1960 and 1975]. Item # MI-179
Topics: Vancouver (B.C.)--Fire Department, Apartment buildings
Yaletown
by Michael Collier
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1973. Item is raw camera footage shot for the never completed film which was tentatively titled "Neon Madman" or "Electric City." Includes night street scenes featuring neon lights on Granville Street and Georgia Street, including: Movieland Arcade, Sam's, the Orpheum, Vogue Theatre, Bowmac and more. Also includes scenes of traffic, and shop windows. Reference code: AM1553-1-S3-: MI-565
Topics: Traffic, Signs and signboards, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Lighting
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1983. Silent film featuring time lapse footage of the roof of B.C. Place Stadium being inflated; includes views from both inside and outside the building. As well as view shots of the Vancouver skyline with the addition of B.C. Place Stadium and its prominent roof. Reference code: AM1553-8-S11-: MI-250
Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Stadiums, Sports facilities, Construction industry
Yaletown
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[197-]. Film contains early raw footage for the film "Curse of the lost gold mine." Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-303
Topics: Hiking, Glaciers, Mountains--British Columbia, Tents, Helicopters, Lakes and ponds
Yaletown
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Aug. 1988. Film is a promotional video for the province of British Columbia this version has Japanese narration. Focusing on different sections of the province in turn the video highlights the features and tourist attractions of each. According to the donor this is ... »most likely the original of the final production with sound and image. Director Mike [Michael] Collier; cinematography Norm Keziere, Dave Geddes, Bob Asgeirsson, Bill Rounds, Tommy Tompkins, and John Anderson; editor Rober...
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1990. Item is a sponsored production produced by Yaletown Productions for the Department of National Defense, Canada. Produced in English and French. Reference code: AM1553-8-S10-: MI-365
Yaletown
by Michael Collier
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[197-]. Item is a home movie with some behind-the-scenes shots taken on Collier's worksites. Includes some footage used in the industrial film, "Winter Survival." Includes footage of two people playing tennis, men goofing around, people gardening, two girls running, Collier combing his hair. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-584
Topics: Gardens and gardening, Children, Men, Women, Hiking, Boats and boating, Coasts, Snow, Tennis,...
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by George K. McWilliam
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Item is an travelogue film documenting a trip to Vancouver from Nanaimo on a ferry and tourist attractions visited while in Vancouver. Shows Siwash Rock in Stanley Park, Lion's Gate Bridge, the Vancouver skyline, Mount Seymour Lodge, a theatrical production, the Old Indian Wishing Well of Capilano, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and a Stars on Ice show, featuring Barbara Ann Scott and Michael Kirby. [ca. 1959]. Item # MI-172
Topics: Ferries, Theatre, Bridges, Tourist trade, Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.)
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
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Item is an amateur film documenting a group of people, including Peggy Spencer, vacationing in the United States. Film documents people boarding an airplane, women on a beach, children swimming, golf, and a boat named "Valerian II". Film also documents a football game and footage of an animal performance at Marineland of the Pacific. 1960. Item # MI-95
Topics: Children, Swimming, Family recreation
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by Col. Victor and Isabell Louise Spencer
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Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer family travelling to and within France by train and by boat. Film documents Colonel Victor and Gertrude Spencer, and children Isabell Louise, Diana, and Barbara. [1929?]. Item # MI-41
Topics: Families, Railroads, Passengers, Boats and ships
City of Vancouver Archives - Film
by Col. Victor and Gertrude Spencer
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Item is an amateur film documenting members of the Spencer family riding in a rowboat and the family playing in the snow and sledding near the family home at 1750 Trimble Street. The film documents Colonel Victor and Gertrude Spencer, and their children Isabell Louise, Barbara, Diana, Victor Vance, and John Fife. A handwritten note in the film box reads "Family winter at Aberthau- John-Baby". [1928?]. Item # MI-35
Topics: Families, Children, Snow, Sleighs and sleds
Yaletown
by Tommy Tompkins Wildlife Films
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1978. Film was presented by B.C. Hydro and narrated by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Michael Collier. This educational wildlife film about grizzly bears includes footage of many wild animals and their habitats including: coyotes, wolves, mountain goats, foxes, eagles, common loons, geese, blue heron, cariboo and grizzly bears. Reference code: AM1553-5-S4-: MI-276
Topics: Mountains--British Columbia, Glaciers, Valleys, Rivers, Lakes and ponds, Animals
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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1986. According to the donor this is most likely the original of the final production with sound and image. Reference code: AM1553-8-S13-: MI-342
Yaletown
by Yaletown Productions Inc.
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Aug. 13, 1991. Film is raw footage for the film "Everest - climb for hope." Camera: Gibson/Collier Sound: Noble/Morrow. Reference code: AM1553-8-S6-: MI-331
Topics: Airplanes, Passengers, Cityscapes, Airports, Traffic, Crowds
Yaletown
by Yaletown Entertainment Corp.
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1992. Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks. Includes footage taken by a fellow sky diver of the Sky Hawks performing sky diving and parachuting tricks; includes footage of a deliberate parachute malfunction and use of back-up parachute. Also includes some footage of Sky Hawks landing, shot from the ground. Includes footage taken by a follow sky diver of military men and supplies in green camouflage...
Topics: Parachutes, Sky diving, Airplanes, Aerial photographs, Military, Military uniforms
Yaletown
by Urban Safari Films Inc.
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Oct. 20, 1995. Item is part one of two, Digital PAL Master, includes textless BG; theatrical feature film released May 1996 at Cannes Film Festival. Yaletown Entertainment Group, Full Circle and G.L.A.S.S. Films present David Naughton, Linda Kash, in a Reto Salimbeni film, "Urban Safari." Starring Jay Brazeau, Donnelly Rhodes, Andrea Nemeth, with Teryl Rothery, David Palffy, Rebecca Toolan, Adriana Tripa, Barry Pepper, Charles Seigel. Executive producers Michael Collier and Reto...